My Non-fiction Books

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Beyond the Rapids

Imagine that you are a believer living in a communist country. You live with the knowledge that at any time you could be imprisoned, tortured or killed simply because you are a Christian.

Beyond the Rapids is the award-winning true story of a Ukrainian
pastor, Alexei Brynza, and his wife, Valentina, who endured persecution in a
culture that was hostile to their faith as they struggled to raise their four
children as believers. Spanning the years from the Great Terror of the 1930s to
the time when believing in Christ was no longer a crime, this close-knit
Ukrainian family quietly persisted through the years, trusting God for
everything. The Brynzas’ four children, forced to choose between God and the
communist system, wrestled with temptations of ambition, popularity, love, and

Beyond the Rapids is a story for all believers everywhere. If
you’re concerned about the erosion of religious freedom, if you are discouraged
because your children have wandered far from God, if you long to stand firm in
your faith, the Brynzas’ testimony of God’s faithfulness will provide hope and
inspiration, as they remind us that no matter how our circumstances change,
Jesus and His promises never do.

Want to learn more? Read
about the Brynza family
or watch the Beyond the Rapids Book Trailer.

“More than a book, an incredible experience” is how one
reviewer described 
Beyond the Rapids.
 Read the full review and more.

From the Reader’s Favorite Book Contest: “Beyond the Rapids
is an incredible story. I was touched by the faith of the Brynzas. Evelyn
Puerto brings this story to life. I felt as though I knew the individuals and
they were sharing with me.”

You can find Beyond the Rapids on or

Read Me Before You Write

Cover of Read Me Before You Write


NOTE: This is the first edition. You might want to wait until the fall of 2023 for the second expanded edition.

Do you have a dream of writing and publishing a book? What you don’t know could cost you countless hours and thousands of dollars.

In Read Me Before You Write, I share the lessons about writing, publishing and marketing books I learned the hard way: through trial and error. 

Packed into this short book are tips on improving the quality of your
writing, increasing your chances of landing a publishing contract, marketing
your book and saving money on publishing and marketing.

The last chapter lists helpful resources for learning to write, finding an
agent and publishers, setting up websites, using social media more effectively
and much more.

Read Me Before You Write gives writers who have not yet tried to
publish their work a realistic view of the world of writing and publishing, so
they have an idea of what it takes to become a successful author. You don’t
have to waste your time and money repeating mistakes others have made. Read
Me Before You Write
will give you the start you need so you’ll be more
likely to succeed.

Now available on in paperback and kindle editions, and on
with Kindle, Nook, Kobo and many other electronic formats.